Environment

Covering a full range of environmental and sustainability issues in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada as a whole

B.C. researchers just invented a plastic replacement that could help prevent wildfires

UBC researchers pulled cellulose from wood fuels left in B.C.'s forests. They then repurposed it into a biodegradable film that mimics plastic, helping solve two problems at once

Why Canada needs an EV battery strategy – now

The country can harness its mineral wealth to be major player in EV battery space: report

How to make your home bear safe, and what to do if one comes by

Bear experts say to keep your property free of enticing smells, and if a bear still shows up at your house, assert your dominance

Climate change threatening butterflies’ pollen-collecting powers, find B.C. researchers

An integral part of a vast array of insect pollinators, the shrinking of butterflies due to rising temperatures could have drastic consequences for agriculture

Energy retrofitting homes is mammoth task: C.D. Howe

C.D. Howe report questions federal targets for emissions reduction targets

GFL Environmental hit with $710,488 fine from WorkSafeBC

WorkSafe says these were “high-risk violations”

B.C. whales have their own police – but is it enough to fend off humans?

B.C.'s Whale Protection Unit is having an impact. But critics and officers say Canada is falling behind Washington State's approach when it comes to fines, permitting and manpower

Chip and Summer Wilson donate $100 million for conservation

Donation to BC Parks Foundation part of goal to protect 25% of BC land and water

Biomass: Carbon neutral or worse than coal?

Burning plants and trees to generate energy creates a complicated CO2 equation

BC GHGs dipped 4% in 2020

Pandemic lockdown drove emissions down, but not enough to meet targets